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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Understanding the Relationship between Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth in New Orleans Mental Health Responders Working in a Post-Hurricane Katrina Environment - Carol Tosone

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Understanding the Relationship between Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth in New Orleans Mental Health Responders Working in a Post-Hurricane Katrina Environment 
Presenter: Carol Tosone (New York University Silver School of Social Work, USA)
Introduction: There is some conceptual ambiguity between Resilience and posttraumatic growth (PTG) in the professional literature. This study aimed to provide further clarity by examining the relationship between Resilience and PTG in a group of New Orleans Mental Health Responders (N=219) personally and professionally exposed to Hurricane Katrina.
Methods: Findings indicate that the correlation between Resilience and PTG is, as expected, positive and statistically significant albeit modest (r = .15, p = .024). When controlling for variables associated with Resilience and PTG respectively, Compassion Satisfaction has the greatest overlap. Primary/Secondary Shared Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, and Compassion Fatigue exhibit moderately strong relationships to Resilience but rather weak relationships to PTG. Conversely, the two remaining control variables, Life Events and Shared Trauma/Professional Posttraumatic Growth, exhibit stronger relationships to PTG than to Resilience.  
Findings: These findings support the interrelationship of resilience and posttraumatic growth, but suggest that each have specific variables more associated with one than the other. These findings have conceptual and clinical implications, contributing further clarity to the debate as to whether PTG is a form of Resilience or a distinct construct.

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Carol Tosone

New York University


Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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